Information regarding a company and its operations was sought using RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seeking information about a company and its operations. The Public Information Officer (PIO) transferred the RTI application to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The PIO of the Registrar of Companies one of the establishments under that Ministry provided some information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent representing the Registrar of Companies submitted that the allegations against this particular company had been referred to the Ministry of Corporate Affairs which, in turn, had entrusted this matter to the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) which has been investigating this case. They further submitted that the appellant had also been advised to make complaints to the police authorities if he felt that he had been cheated by the company concerned.
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The Commission directed the PIO, Registrar of Companies to inform the appellant about the initiative taken till now to probe this case and to provide the information about the status of the investigation at present, if available.
Citation: Mr. Jagdish Arya v. Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Prime Minister’s Office in File No.CIC/SM/A/2012/000404
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/859
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